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Carol Anderson on Resisting the History of Fascism in the US

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  At the annual meetings of the American Historical Association in early January, Dr. Carol Anderson joined a panel of scholars tasked with responding to the question, “Is the United States Turning Toward Fascism”? Jan Haaken talks with Anderson about her comments on the p... Read more

Social History of Abortion in Portland

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  During the century that preceded Roe v Wade in 1973, abortion was illegal in Oregon. Even so, women consistently sought and obtained abortions, including from licensed physicians. But whether the practice was officially tolerated or suppressed fluctuated significantly ov... Read more

Jack Ohman - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Words and Pictures, we revisit our January 2005 conversation with Jack Ohman. Jack is the Pulitzer-prize winning editorial cartoonist who spend 20 years in Portland drawing cartoons for the Oregonian newspaper before moving ... Read more

KBOO News In-Depth: Vin Shambry on The Black History 101 Mobile Museum

Airs at: Wed, 01/03/2024 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
Vin Shambry of Alberta House talks with Lisa Loving about their collaboration with Vanport Mosaic, presenting the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, Friday, January 5, 2024 5:00 PM and Saturday, January 6, 2024 7:30 PM. It’s free and open to the public at the Alberta House, 5... Read more

Keeping It Real, with Lisa Loving on 01/04/24

Airs at: Thu, 01/04/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Our guests are Twixx Williams, the film director, and Camiren Kazmende from Word Is Bond speaking on their new documentary film "THE BLACK STARS," which debuted at the Hollywood Theater on Jan. 11.  The film follows a journey to Ghana taken last year by young men who parti... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour January 8th, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/08/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole  From Against the Grain, The Nation, Reconsidered host by C.S Soong "Is a world of nation-states desirable? If ultranationalism is pernicious, are some forms of nationalism beneficial? Should struggles framed in terms of ... Read more

Keeping It Real, with Lisa Loving on 12/28/23

Airs at: Thu, 12/28/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Lisa's guests are Malcolm and Mirabai Hoover from Black Futures Farm. Their mission is to heal the connection between Black people and the land by cultivating a healthy place for the Black community to gather in joy. Find out more about them online here. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 1, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/01/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this New Year’s episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Just, Orderly and Equitable: The United Nations agency, the UNFCCC  (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change( has been charged with developing a plan to stop r... Read more

Attitudes Exposed

Airs at: Mon, 01/01/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken talks with Prerna Gupta, contributing author to  Making the Unseen Visible: Science and the Contested Histories of Radiation Exposure—a newly released collection of essays. The editors of the volume, Jacob Darwin Hamblin and Linda Richards, are faculty at Oregon ... Read more

Should Donald Trump be on the Colorado primary ballot?

Airs at: Wed, 12/27/2023 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Radiozine
In September, representative of a nationwide effort, activists and lawyers filed a lawsuit to remove Donald Trump from Colorado's election ballots via Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.   The initial District Court ruling (pdf) declared that while Tru... Read more